Girlfriend Getaways: The Fifties Itinerary
Gather your gal pals. With Archer Hotel Austin’s Girlfriend Getaways, you can get out with the girls for footloose, fancy-free, hair-blowing-in-the-wind, making-your-own-fun kind of good times.
50s are a metamorphic-like force, and so are you. It’s a time of knowing your superpowers and your limitations — alternating day drinks with water, for one. It’s a new vantage point for the wild and wonderful places you have yet to go and the freedom and insistence to be true to your best self.
There is a fun and valuable perspective that arrives with more time on the planet. Experience it. Celebrate it. Share it!
Choose your adventure, ladies.
We’ve done some of the legwork for you, putting it all within easy reach of Archer Austin.
Some of the best-tasting, environmentally friendly, organically grown coffee anywhere. Fairly paid, skilled farmers hand-pick each bean off the branch at its ripest. If you knew how much time, skill and attention went into growing coffee of this quality, you would love this morning ritual even more.
Delicious, seasonal items delivered tableside or, better yet, in-room for an indulgent breakfast in bed. Breakfast favorites include Strawberry Lavender Scones and Crispy French Toast.
Nothing like $2 mimosas and Bellinis to start the day on a celebratory note. With Northern Italian, farm-to-table breakfasts, this inviting patio restaurant is likened to tavernas in Italy known for treating customers more like friends and family. Try the risotto con burrata — delish.
High ceilings, exposed brick and cascading Edison bulbs make for a warm backdrop to chef Alonso Lopez’s locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. Pizzas, pastas and a generous variety of delicious modern Italian small plates.
A steakhouse and wine bar chain known for aged prime beef and such other classics as lobster, pork chops, chicken and salad — with a bevy of fantastic shareable appetizers. Award-winning collection of 100 wines by the glass. Sonoma Sunday Brunch 11 AM – 3 PM.
Red-curtained patios, seasonal French comfort food and bustling staff with wine openers in hand. French, continentally inspired and global flavors plus an expertly curated list of wine and creative cocktails. Try the decadent Petit Fours or French 77 cocktail.
A feast for the eyes on a socially conscious mission. Stylish sunglasses and eyeglasses are designed in-house from the highest-quality materials. For every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Beautiful, sustainable clothing, boots, shoes and accessories for life’s adventures. For more than 90 years, this Australian-born brand has been worn by world leaders and outback cattle ranchers.
The latest luxury styles from top designers for special, fun or fashionable finds. Schedule a stylist for a private shopping soirée (1 – 2 days’ notice). Personalized based on your lifestyle, designer preferences, leisure or business wardrobe wants and needs. Up the fun factor with bubbles, wine and pre- or post-makeovers. Your Archer decade hostess can arrange the details.
Happy Hour and Beyond
Food you love with real-food ingredients, local produce and creative cocktails that are infused, muddled, finished and topped. With a daily happy hour, their hospitality and house-made everything could become a great new habit. 3 – 7 PM.
This stylish lounge and patron saint of good times promises divine dishes for the devout drinker. Stretch the night with a “Quiet Slap in the Face” — Corzo coffee and vanilla-infused tequila, Bailey’s, espresso and a splash of cream. ZING!
Foodies and wine lovers alike are drawn to this elegant and casually hip space with 30 wines by the glass and 300 splendid bottles from all over the world at every price point. Better yet, they pair their wine with delightful Napa-style foods. Happy hour Monday – Friday 4 – 6:30 PM.
Underground jazz bar with nightly live music, plus more than 20 draft beers and wines by the glass. Downtown, divey and decked out in dollar bills with a daily happy hour 4 – 7 PM. Come early to avoid lines, though worth the wait.
Located in a quiet, north-central Austin neighborhood, this old-world Mexican hacienda is rich with colonial Mexican antiques, Talavera tile and hand-thrown pottery. Brunch or dinner, the real draw is authentic interior Mexican cuisine and cocktails. Happy hour is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 – 7 PM and Tuesdays 5 – 9:30 PM.
If only the best will do, treat yourselves right with a day of pampering at this award-winning day spa, just around the corner from Archer. Check out the Viva Diva Spa package for 6.5 hours of sublime relaxation and rejuvenation.